Experience a cornucopia of ancient civilizations, tribal villages, unique crafts, temple art, architecture and religion in less visited Gujarat and colorful royal Rajasthan. Socialize with the Bhil and Garasia at their tribal fair amidst markets filled with a mélange of crafts. Stay at Maharaja’s palaces-turned-luxury boutique hotels. Explore the restored walled city of Bhuj with its teeming bazaars and admire the Kutchi tribes dressed in dazzling, embroidered costumes. Stroll through Banni villages, known for their vegetable dyed textiles and glass beads, and meet Zainabad’s tribes. Visit with the only remaining family that still weaves the Patola (double ikat) silk. View Ahmedabad’s filigreed balconies and Louis Kahn’s visionary architecture. Be amazed by the artistry of the 6th century step wells dug deep into the earth, and visit India’s best textile museum.
View the lakes and palace in Udaipur or explore the fortress city of Bikaner. Ride on gaily-decorated elephants like a Maharaja to Amber Fort to view its mirrored halls and lofty ramparts. In the pink city of Jaipur see the still accurate stone observatory and the famed Palace of Winds. View the Taj Mahal at sunset. Regroup in Delhi with its trendy hotels, innovative cuisine and top quality shopping.
FESTIVALS: Attend a sacred tribal festival in Gujarat where people from all walks of life come to socialize and observe age-old religious rituals. Or enjoy a festive camel fair where camels are ornately decorated, paraded, raced or just shown off!
Mumbai * Bhavnagar * Gondal * Bhuj * Tribal Villages * Ahmedabad * (Bikaner * Mandawa or Dungapur * Udaipur) * Jaipur * Agra * Delhi
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Moderate / strenuous. For the adventurous! Special local festival
Top: Gina L. Rodgers
Bottom: Susan Evoy & Jefferson DeLisio
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